May 14, 2022

Tomorrow, May 15, is Nakba Day. It commemorates the catastrophe that occurred to the Palestinians since 1948 when Israel was founded. I had thought that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the worst events of Harry S. Truman’s presidency. I now include the founding of Israel. 

To honor Nakba, American Friends of the Parents Circle- Families Forum quote several grieving Palestinians:

“The Nakba destroyed my family, like other refugee families. It transformed us from farmers and land owners to tent-dwellers living on UNRWA aid.

 The Nakba means the same thing today as it did in 1948. It continues today, even if it’s happening at a slower pace or by different means. It’s a story of a continuous pain, and the world must hear the voice of those in pain.”

Shireen Abu Akleh was an Al-Jazeera journalist

She risked her life supporting the Palestinian people.

Born: January 3, 1971, Jerusalem

Died: May 11, 2022, Jenin Camp

Shireen Abu Akleh Courtesy of American Friends of the Parents Circle- Families Forum :
Shireen Abu Akleh’s Coffin